Comments on: Steven Rattner and the art of the comeback http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/2011/12/21/steven-rattner-and-the-art-of-the-comeback/ Sat, 24 Dec 2011 20:07:46 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: nastwood http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/2011/12/21/steven-rattner-and-the-art-of-the-comeback/#comment-13 Sat, 24 Dec 2011 20:07:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/?p=7#comment-13 Finally an article that at least acknowledges the possibility that Ratner is unethical or possibly even a crook. To us little people, it is a little unusual that the people being bribed are prosecuted and the people doing the bribing walk. In any case, his moral compass is evidently acceptable to the New York glitterati, as well as the Obama administration. Money talks.

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By: Analist http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/2011/12/21/steven-rattner-and-the-art-of-the-comeback/#comment-12 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 22:46:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/?p=7#comment-12 Thank you, Ms Fabrikant. Times reporters should stand tall on the compromise of their profession and speak out against the likes of Steven Rattner.
However, I understand that in conservative NYC, Mike Bloomberg can hurt journalists who speak against him. Perhaps that is the inhibiting force that allows S. Rattner to blather on about obvious economic issues, with no proper interrogation about his abuse of fiduciary trust and subsequent lies about his acts—all the while betting on the short memory of the public.
His commentary consists of qualified half-statements, always–tuff any editor addresses better in any newspaper. He is a Democratic supporter with a BA in economics, and history of writing mediocre news coverage. Hardly someone qualified to handle world class issues.
It is also humorous to see that after eschewing journalism for high finance, he needs the media after all– to whitewash his crimes and put his face on television. Maybe journalism, not hundreds of millions in assets, will save his reputation and allow him access to public trust and investments.

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By: Moss_GR http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/2011/12/21/steven-rattner-and-the-art-of-the-comeback/#comment-11 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 16:18:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/?p=7#comment-11 A RATTNER IN SAGE’S CLOTHING

Mr. Rattner is that which he is, as are the rest of us. For better or worse, we must evaluate his verbal behavior on its own merits not on the personal defects of its author. His piece today (23DEC2011) in FT/Comment is an example. It’s worth a perusal.

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By: WeWereWallSt http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/2011/12/21/steven-rattner-and-the-art-of-the-comeback/#comment-10 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 11:52:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/?p=7#comment-10 Several prominent 1% Titans have gone on the offensive this week in both Bloomberg and the FT. The Bloomberg journo skewered them subtly on Wednesday. It’s a great read.

Our take on that is here: www.WeWereWallStreet.com/Two-thousand-do llar-Ballys.html

The FT ran a story yesterday that was FT in tone, but has dozens of readers’ comments that do the heavy lifting.

We remember when being a “millionaire” was impressive. Guys with billions in the bank, made by zero-sum trading and saved by taxpayers, really should take their rhetorical beatings without whining.

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By: frenchsouvenirs http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/2011/12/21/steven-rattner-and-the-art-of-the-comeback/#comment-7 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 08:16:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/?p=7#comment-7 Maybe Jon Corzine should start having intime dinners with Mayor Bloomberg too!

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By: Boils http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/2011/12/21/steven-rattner-and-the-art-of-the-comeback/#comment-5 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 04:16:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/?p=7#comment-5 The appropriately named Rattboy woulda gone to jail if the USA/NYC had a justice system. Alas it don’t.

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By: Boils http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/2011/12/21/steven-rattner-and-the-art-of-the-comeback/#comment-4 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 04:07:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/?p=7#comment-4 Steven Rattner & Mike (gulf stream) Bloomberg. Are they by chance dating or are they just a fun couple like Mike and Diana Taylor? Such absolute 1% trash. One convicted and the other should be?

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By: WeWereWallSt http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/2011/12/21/steven-rattner-and-the-art-of-the-comeback/#comment-3 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 04:01:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/?p=7#comment-3 Unlike Rattner, unless we’ve missed it, Henry Blodgett has put his past right out front, something we respect immensely. His bio at Business Insider pulls no punches.

Rattner’s approach to rehab has been like Amy Weintraub’s “no, no, no.” Some guys ought to just go off, and we think he’s one of them. We have no interest in reading what he writes. We’ll read what’s written about him and, if he does some good for society instead of his pocketbook, we’ll give him another look.

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By: ginevradibenci http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/2011/12/21/steven-rattner-and-the-art-of-the-comeback/#comment-2 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 03:34:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/geraldine-fabrikant/?p=7#comment-2 Mike Milken, a ‘philanthopist’?–for ploughing money into cancer research to save his own butt?

As a former Detroiter, a low and angry point in my lifetime was watching Rattner, the baby-faced Wall Street pouf, dismiss Rick Wagoner, the head of a company that actually makes something.

What has Steven Rattner ever done except bribe people–whether through political fundraising or ‘pay to play’ pension fund investing?

Rattner’s ‘rehabilitation’ will be in inverse proportion to the intelligence of the rest of the populace.

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